Bullfighting in Costa Rica

Bullfighting in Costa Rica
Jorge A. Araya

In San Jose, Costa Rica's capital, traditional bullfights provide entertainment and harmless fun. While bullfighting is often associated with competition and death, in Costa Rica the bulls are not hurt and anyone can enter as a bullfighter.

As many as 250 adrenaline-seeking amateurs can (and commonly will) crowd into a ring. So many people pitted against one bull may sound a little unfair, but the spirit of the sport is one of comradery between humans and animals, with both people and bulls leaving the match victorious.

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